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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

April 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Support for Windows XP ends; Windows 8.1 Update begins

The day is finally upon us — the one that Microsoft has been issuing warnings about for more than a year: Today, more than a decade after its launch, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP.

That means the company will no longer issue security updates, fixes and content updates nor offer technical support. The company is also ending support for Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and SharePoint 2003.

Windows XP, released in October 2001, has been one of Microsoft’s most popular versions of its key operating system.

The company has been pushing those who still use XP to upgrade by offering deals such as $100 off a Windows 8 PC costing more than $599.

Separately, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update, designed to make the user interface more friendly to mouse-and-keyboard users is beginning to roll out today. It comes free to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 users via Windows Update. Windows 8 users can get the update via the Windows Store.

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